About Liz Crowe

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I am an Advanced Clinician Social Worker who has worked extensively for 20 years with individuals, families and children impacted by grief, loss, trauma, crisis and bereavement.

I have worked in Brisbane’s major children’s hospitals in intensive care, emergency departments, cancer wards and all areas associated with children’s health.  In my current job in a children’s intensive care unit,  I am exposed daily to death, violence, trauma and illness and I am now recognised as one of the most experienced counsellors in this field in Australia.

I have a passion for assisting the community to understand the breadth of loss and grief and how to support yourself, your children, partners, family and friends during times of change and sadness.

I am currently a PhD Candidate with the School of Medicine, The University of Queensland.  The focus of my research is Staff Wellbeing in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit.  I am very interested in staff wellbeing and mental health as key to ensuring optimal outcomes for children and families in hospital settings.

I have a Certificate IV in Education and Training and also have a career as a sought after communicator, public speaker and educator.

I regularly speak on the national and international circuit and am known for my warmth and humour even on the most difficult of subjects.

Topics I regularly speak on include:

  • Loss and Grief
  • Staff Wellbeing
  • Difficult Conversations
  • Talking to Children about Loss and Grief
  • Working with Schools in crisis
  • Mental Health at Work
  • Resilience for children and adults
  • Self Care
  • Gender Relationships
  • Parenting
  • New Mothers and Sexuality, Adjustment to Parenthood

You can follow me on Twitter @LizCrowe2 and LinkedIn

7 Replies to “About Liz Crowe”

  1. Hi Liz,
    Let me be the first to congratulate you on the book. It has been a pleasure working with you and I wish you all the success with the support you are offering to suffering people.

    Peter Reardon

  2. Liz I heard you speak at the ABA conference and I didn’t want you to stop. Your knowledge, openness, honesty and yours axing sense of humour makes you so easy to listen to and relate to the information you are sharing. I learnt so much, but also had so many of my own observations confirmed, because you are discussing life decisions and emotions, things that don!t really get covered in courses or text books.
    Thank you
    Pam Halnon
    ABA Counsellor and Community Educator

    1. I agree with Pam. I also heard you speak at ABA’s Liquid Gold conference and thought you were the best speaker there, and I could have listened to you all day. Thank you for all you are doing, and everyone you are helping in such huge life events.

      1. Dear Sharon

        Thanks so very much for your comments. I am humbled by the amazing work of the ABA community and very grateful for all they have done for me and my family. I am so pleased I have been able to pay this generosity forward.
        Take care

  3. I have just watched your talk on the “Infant Feeding and Allergy” Webinar .
    I was enthralled by your amazing stories, information and suggestions.
    I’ve taken away so much about connecting with mothers (and fathers!)
    Thank you for your great sense of humour too.
    Prenatal educator

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